How was your Christmas and New Year? I hope that you were able to find joy in this season amidst the pandemic that is still happening around the world.
But, how are you lately? They said that the holidays usually prompt people to reflect on their lives. I supposed that the increased amount of time that we spend at home has given us plenty of time to think things through, more than we want to.
With the prevalence of social media, messaging and video conferencing apps, we thought that we are already communicating effectively with each other. We thought that people are expressing more of themselves and how they feel, online. However, the opposite is true. There are matters that are too personal and too painful to even share to the closest kin. If you can relate to any of the circumstances below, I would like to encourage you with verses from the Bible where I find comfort and assurance during challenging times.
Are you a mother who has been second guessing yourself lately, wondering if you’re doing enough for your children?
Are you someone who, because of the pandemic, has been struggling to provide for your family and are anxious of what 2021 would bring?
Are you a wife who is longing for the Lord to answer your secret prayers?
Are you someone who has been working diligently on your passion project or business but have very little to no support from your family and friends?
Are you someone who is painfully grieving for the loss of your departed loved one, wishing that they could celebrate more time with you?
I pray these Bible verses will ease your pain, give you hope and help you thrive this 2021. Only GOD knows our innermost struggles and we can only find comfort and salvation in Him alone.
*The posters used in this post were all from YouVersion, a Bible app that I’ve been using for years. I wrote about this helpful Bible app in my post, Devotions to Calm Anxious Soul .